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powellct

Member Since 24 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2013 05:29 PM
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Greetings

24 May 2013 - 12:15 PM

Gosh, things have moved on since I last had a Ford..... About me: I'm "middle-aged" (read: between 32 & 57ish), and I've been a Ford fan since I learned to drive the old mans Mk1 Cortina at the age of 12.  Since then I've had all the Cortinas (bar the mk2), an Escort, a Sapphire (complete with iffy inertia style starter on a 1.6), and a lovely 2.0L Mondeo.  I moved away (shame!) to a Pug 406 for about 8 years, and that's just bitten the bullet, so I've just bought an "economical town car" in the 60PS Fiesta (I know, but it was cheap for a 10 plate); "youthful" me is still screaming for a hot hatch......
Only picked it up yesterday, so still getting used to it - but one thing I noticed (as it was my only real worry) - Ford are claiming a ~16second 0-60.  I tested mine last night at a fraction over 13.  Notwithstanding speedo error (and I know it should be 0-62) that was pleasing.  Top end still shows [ahem] around what it should be (officer).....
I'm an ex-mechanic, but these new fangled plug-in jobs don't do it for me, so I'll be the one dispensing advice on old Escorts and Cortinas.......

 

Cheers all,

 

Colin